A good portion of my life has been spent playing the piano for everyone else's diva moments. Now it's my turn. I invite you to accompany ME through my life's diva and, well, not so diva-like moments. It'll be entertaining. Promise.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Christmas in Boise


Happy New Year! Our Christmas vacation in Boise was fabulous. Here are some pics and stories:

Visit from Santa (Shawn's dad) - yes that's Larry's real beard! He had a ton of work as "Santa" this past Christmas. He and Dorothy were sitting in a restaurant eating lunch one day and he had his Santa hat on - mothers and children kept coming up and asking to sit on his lap and talk to him! Thanks for our Santa pic for 2008 Larry!

Christmas Eve dinner - my mom outdid herself as usual - we ate and ate and then ate some more. Thanks for all the yummy food and treats mom!

Grandma with a clean and happy little man

Cousins on Wadley side - I think this was Christmas Eve with new jammies on supplied by Mrs. Claus

Cousins on Smith side - they loved playing together!

Fun playing games - you see Balderdash there, but the real hit of the season was Scum, followed closely by Pinochle :)

Kaylee lost another tooth (#6) - Aaron gained another one (#3)

Snow Angel

Right in the face!

Big, tough men and a little lady

Kaylee's first snowman - this was the last day we were in Boise - it had snowed a few other times while we were there, but this was the first time the snow was the right consistency for making a snowman. I was so glad she got to experience this before we came home a few hours later.

Back at ya daddy

4 generations - we had so much fun with Granny J - I'm so glad we got to see her. She always reminds us how fun life is. In case you're wondering what the dark spot is on my shoulder it's Aaron's drool - it never stops.

As I went back thru the pictures I realized how many pics I missed - the time flew by so fast and I wish I would have thought to take a few more in the midst of all the chaos. Luckily we are in the age of technology and other people had cameras when I couldn't find mine or was busy. You get the general idea with these - it was fun, fun, fun! Thank you so much Smiths and Wadleys for such a wonderful time. We love you guys!


  1. You look like you had such a good time!!! We missed you here though. Thanks for your thanks :) a thanks you goes a long way! It made my day! I needed that! We are going camping again real soon! YAY! youll definetly have to go!!!

  2. It was so good to see you guys! Aaron is absolutely adorable! We miss you. Yes, I will email you those pictures.

  3. SO glad you guys had a great time. The snow looked amazing! Glad you're back! I cannot wait to nibble on Aaron's fat leg!

  4. I am so happy you are back! I couldn't wait to see pics. I love the drool on your shoulder! I am also very jealous of Kaylee's snowman.

    The picture of Shauna and Aaron is so sweet. He looks like such a dream. Love you guys!

    Oh- we do have CVS. Is there some deal that I should know about?

  5. Looks like yall had a great Christmas! You kids are so cute!

  6. Yeah, SNOW. I love the holidays and glad you had them with your family. I love your parents - fun times and memories.

  7. How fun to have a grandpa that is Santa! I'm glad you guys had a good time!